Accessibility and affordability to production means, such agricultural machineries (no-till seeder, roller crimper) and services that are specific to Conservation Agriculture and seeds of cover crops are emphasized as one of the main bottlenecks to foster the dissemination of such agroecological systems.
To address the accessibility, affordability of viable cover crop seeds, KropuchKasekor (Seeds to farmers) would need to be established and led by Department of Crop Seeds (DCS) to support the local production and supply system for cover crop. The ISA project team is currently working with the Department of Crop Seed to discuss on KropuchKasekor. There is only on national producer Smart Agro established, however the cover crop seeds prove to be expensive for small holder farmers. There is a need to produce seeds locally so that the costs can be kept low.
KropuchKasekor aims to support Agricultural Cooperatives, private local service providers, and farmers/service providers to foster the uptake of cover crops in Cambodia. KropuchKasekor expects, to improve the transition of regenerative agriculture and importantly improve their farming systems and generate more income through the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.
KropuchKasekor aims to be institutionalized within the government system, specifically within the Department of Crop Seed.